Dear Math Letters Can Help Overcome Math Dread

Many students fail to understand the value of math, and some grow to hate it. 15-year veteran math teacher, Sarah Strong, and her high school student, Gigi Butterfield, strove o discover the root of this problem by addressing concerns about negativity around teaching and learning math and why kids hate math (at least some of them). Digging into the feelings math evoked in hundreds of middle and high school students—that math is unnecessary, oppressive, and…

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Best Jobs for College Students

For many people, college is one of life’s most transformative, meaningful, and memorable periods. It’s an important time to expand your worldview, strengthen your confidence and sense of purpose, and develop your professional skill set. It can also be a great time to add valuable, real-world job experience to your resume. Though many of your days and nights in college will be crammed with studying and socializing, many college students today manage to find slivers…

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The Best Poetry Books for Children

Children’s poetry books are a rich way for kids to enjoy limericks, poetic stanzas, tongue twisters, and rhymes. Through poetry, they learn the joy of play on words, puns, and metaphors all while using their imaginations. Here are some fantastic, highly rated poetry books for children. Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko – This book is bright and cheerful. Plus, it offers 36 short poems to coincide with the…

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Our Top Ten Grammar Tips for Kids

There’s no doubt that grammar can be a challenging topic for kids to get excited about. But with the right tools and techniques, it’s possible to make learning grammar fun and engaging for kids. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to get kids interested in grammar. By following these simple tips, you can help your child develop a strong understanding of the principles and improve their writing skills. 1. Start with…

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COVID Precautions for the Holidays

At this stage in the long slog of the pandemic, many of us are forgoing masks in places we previously wore them and getting together indoors when we had formerly avoided it. But the holidays throw new variables at everyone’s risk calculus. People trek across the country to see each other. Families crowd around dinner tables, with older, more vulnerable people sitting beside their younger relatives. As we enter our third pandemic holidays, experts are…

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How to Teach Creative Writing to Children

If your kid is under the covers with a flashlight at bedtime, writing stories and filling notebooks with pages of words  they call their ‘book,’ this post is for you. Your child is virtually begging to be taught how to write creatively, but parents often aren’t sure where to start. Here are the eight best things you can do to teach creative writing to kids. 1. Get some writing board games. Writing board games are…

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Planner Tips for Students with ADHD

If your child has ADHD, you’re probably already aware that organization and other executive functioning skills may be more of a challenge for them. Organization is key to success in school, however, especially as students get older. A good planner could make all the difference. Here are some planner tips written up with ADHD students in mind. 1. Pick the right planner. The best school planner (paper) will be thin, with a spiral binding to…

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How to Help Children with Autism Thrive

If you’ve recently learned that your child has or might have autism, you’re probably wondering and worrying about what comes next. No parent is ever prepared to hear that a child is anything other than happy and healthy, and an ASD (autism spectrum disorder) diagnosis can be particularly frightening. You may be unsure about how to best help your child, or confused by conflicting treatment advice. There are many things you can do to help…

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8 Vocabulary Tips for Preschoolers

Before a child can learn to read, they need to have a good, well-rounded understanding of basic words and what they mean, and while that may sound a bit overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. There are very easy ways that you can build a preschooler’s vocabulary and introduce early reading concepts. In fact, you probably do some of these vocabulary tips already without even noticing it. From reading aloud to your preschooler to simply…

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Giving Back for the Holiday Season

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year? Boston Tutoring Services is happy to promote organizations who help people in need. There are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance for giving back, and the holidays are always a time of year in which people need some extra help. Times have been tough for all of us this year, but if you are able to help those less fortunate,…

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